Here is a simple, low cost, personal and direct way to spread some joy to those who could use it this Christmas.

You can do this yourself or with your own children, with a bunch of friends, with your work colleagues, through your local community groups, schools, clubs and churches. There are so many ways to make a direct difference this Christmas. 

All you need to do is grab a shoe box, fill it with some simple goodies appropriate to underprivileged children, pop a £2.50 donation in the box or contribute on line and take your shoe box to your local distributor. Here’s how you can find out how to do a shoebox

So, dig out a shoebox and turn it into a magical gift – start it now and get your box to your local distributor between Tuesday 1st November and Friday 18th November, so that your gift can make a direct difference to a child far away this Christmas.